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Flying School Taster Experience

Co Durham & Oxfordshire   

• Your first taste of flying
• Spend 15-20 minutes in the aeroplane
• Flying schools all over the country
• Experience suitable for 14yrs+

What's Included

• Taster flights last 15 to 20 minutes
• Flight times quoted are 'chock to chock', ie. from when the aircraft starts to taxi, to when it switches off at the end of the experience
• You will have a briefing before you fly
• Some flying schools will also include a personalised certificate
• Note: Two seater flights in Oxfordshire and Stratford-upon Avon take place in a powered glider and if conditions allow, part of the flight will include a demonstration of the gliding characteristics of the aircraft

What Can I Expect

Get a head for heights with these fun tasters at a flight school near you, with these best value nationwide deals! If you're looking for a short, but sweet taster lesson in aeronautics, then we've got a flying school to suit you that offers a 15 to 20 minute blast that will delight anyone who has never flown in a private plane before.

Each session starts with a safety briefing and your instructor will demonstrate the controls. Every flying school we use is CAA (Civil Aviation Authority) approved, so you can be guaranteed the best quality tuition no matter where your flight path takes you. The instructor will also remain with you for the duration of your flying time, navigating the tricky take-off and landing sections as well as giving you guidance and advice during your time as captain.

All lessons take place in a two-seater light aircraft. The aircraft you'll use during your flight varies depending on the school you attend, but the sort of the planes you might end up sitting in are a Cessna 152 or a Piper, both of which are ideally suited to educational and flight training courses and are used at schools throughout the world, whilst at Oxfordshire it is actually a powered glider you'll be using.

As you'll be sitting up front with one of the school's instructor pilots, you really get a feel for what flying is all about. You'll also get the chance for some high-altitude sightseeing at the start and end of the flight, where the instructor will take charge, but once you're at cruising altitude then it's your turn to take the controls and, albeit briefly, become a real pilot!

Each school offers an individual flying experience, so you could take wing over an iconic landmark, an area of beautiful countryside, or even potentially negotiate a flight over your house, but one things for sure, each school will tailor the flight to the pupil. Some schools also present you with a certificate to recognise your aerial achievement at the end of your flying experience.

If you think you've got what it takes to be an airborne adventurer, then some quality time at a friendly flight school is the experience for you. Alternatively, if you think you'd like more airtime than a taster lesson provides, we've got a whole range of other flying lessons on offer with flying schools around the UK.


• Weekdays and weekends throughout the year
• Trial flying lessons are dependent on favourable weather conditions

• Although time slots are allocated please be aware that aircraft lessons are subject to a number of factors which may potentially cause delay to your scheduled time. Whilst every effort will be made to help keep you on time we ask for a degree of latitude owing to the nature of flying, air traffic delays and weather considerations


• Co Durham, Darlington
• Oxfordshire, Chipping Norton
• Oxfordshire, Bicester*

* The flights at Bicester use a powered glider aircraft

Suitable For

• Minimum age is 14 years old
• Minimum height is 4'6", maximum 6'4"
• Maximum weight of 14 stone
• You will need to provide two forms of identity including a photo id, e.g. a passport, prior to their flying school lesson


• Friends and family are welcome to come to watch the aircraft taking off and landing from the school clubhouse or welcome area
• Different levels of facilities are offered, however most schools have a clubhouse providing toilets, viewing areas and refreshments
• All flying schools are Civil Aviation Authority approved


Average Rating 5
Total Reviews 12
Recommend to Friend 8
about 5 years ago
If you love getting back to the basics of how things work and happen then this is for you. The friendly and helpful team at Almat weregretaand I hope to see them again soon !
Hugh Baird
about 6 years ago
The flight was all I expected.The people at Wickenby were very helpful and welcoming. The pilot 'Steve' was very informative and made the whole flight experience most enjoyable. Many thanks. Terry Smith
Terry smith
about 6 years ago
Fantastic day out...flying was unbelievable....
a lancaster
about 7 years ago
The experience itself was brilliant however it was disappointing that I had to travel such a long distance to the airfield. When my partner booked the experience he followed a link to 'Intotheblue' via the website of our local airfield. He therefore assumed that we could redeem the experience at our local airfield - WRONG! When we redeemed the voucher code we found that the experience was not offered at our local airfield & I had to travel considerably further to the nearest airfield that was participating. All a bit misleading really. I would certainly recommend the experience itself but would not recommend booking it through Intotheblue - sorry
about 7 years ago
Great experience, highly recommended, thanks.
Henry Moncaster
Delivery TypeDelivery TimePrice
Standard DeliveryEstimated 2-3 days - Most delivered next working day*£1.95
Weekly Special DeliveryGuaranteed next working day£7.50
Saturday Special DeliverySaturdays Only£11.70
European Delivery3 - 5 working days£4.50
Rest of World Delivery5 - 7 working days£6.50

All orders places before 4pm will be dispatched the same working day

* 93% delivered next working day

All orders are sent in plain packaging so as not to ruin the surprise.

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Premium Gift Pack

Premium Gift Pack includes a brushed metal steel tin which will hold your personalised gift voucher and a Company booklet. The Premium Choice.

(incurs a £4.99 shipping charge)

standard gift pack
Standard Gift Pack

Standard Gift Pack Comes with a Smart envelope,your personalised gift voucher and a Company booklet. The Personal Choice.

(incurs a £1.95 shipping charge)

standard gift pack

The Into the Blue E-Voucher is an instant email option,it consists of a personalised email and a pdf download of your personalised gift voucher.The Instant Choice


Vouchers are usually valid for 12 months from the date of purchase (unless otherwise stated) and shall become invalid on the expiry date. The expiry date is set out on the Voucher. Vouchers may be extended for a further 12 months on payment of an admin fee of £10 plus any increase that may have taken place for that activity since the original date of purchase. Please note that some Vouchers cannot be extended; this will be stated on the Voucher. PLEASE NOTE: You must book and take your experience before the before the expiry date of the voucher.
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Flying School Taster Experience
Taster Flying Lesson
Total Price£59.00
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